(725 ILCS 120/8)
Privately operated crime victim and witness notification service.
A county sheriff with the approval of the county board in counties with
3,000,000 or fewer inhabitants, or a county department of corrections with the
approval of the county board of commissioners and under the direction of the
sheriff in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants, and the office of the
State's Attorney with the approval of the respective county board or county
commissioners may contract with a private entity to
operate a crime victim
and witness notification service. The county sheriff, the county department of
corrections, and the State's Attorney shall make available to the private
entity the information to implement the notification procedure in a timely
manner. The private
entity shall immediately deliver the notification information to the requesting
crime victim or witness according to the requirements of this Act for certain
offenses determined by the county board upon the
release or discharge of a defendant or prisoner in county custody.
The release of information to the
private entity to implement the contract shall be limited to the extent
necessary to comply with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-744, eff. 1-1-99.)